Sports Hall appreciates BancorpSouth support
Everybody knows these are difficult economic times. That is especially true for nonprofits such as the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, which depends on the money we raise and generous corporate support, to keep our doors open.
A perfect example of the latter: Tupelo-based BancorpSouth serves as the title sponsor for our Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Because of the bank’s financial support, we not only are able to put on a first-class banquet for our deserving inductees, but also ensure that Mississippi’s incredible sports legends live forever in our museum. We lost two Hall-of-Famers this week – George “Boomer” Scott and Bobby Crespino – but their achievements will be on display at our museum for this and future generations.
We are grateful for BancorpSouth’s generous support and that of other Mississippi-based corporations – not only to our museum, but also to other nonprofits.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Pursue the quiet zones on rails through Tupelo
After living in Birmingham many years and retirement in 2011, I researched smaller cities for quality-of-life, economic development and a first rate medical community. Tupelo met all three criteria.
My wife and I moved to Tupelo and have lived here almost two years. We have very much enjoyed being a part of this All-America City.
There is one concern we think is no small issue: trains. It is appalling and outrageous that train horns at extremely high-decibel levels are allowed to blow day and night in close proximity to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, neighborhoods and businesses. There are also frequent traffic back-ups. This nuisance affects the health and welfare of the elderly and others, decreases quality of life, discourages new business and economic development, and deprives the use and enjoyment of personal property.
The mayor and City Council can remedy this situation. This is not a new concept and has been successfully implemented in other cities. I urge the city leaders to make this a priority. To sign a petition please reply with name, address and phone number to Charles Waldrop, P.O. Box 3623, Tupelo, MS 38803.